There has been no shortage of reports — and anecdotal predictions — of skyrocketing premiums in the coming year due to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

But researchers from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on Monday argued those fears remain largely unfounded.

Instead, the researchers said for most places in the country, "any increase in premiums will instead probably be in line with the overall growth in health care costs, rather than the double-digit increases some have predicted."

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